Role Reversal For 80’s Classic Splash

Ok so I don’t really agree with remakes that often, but when it comes to Channing Tatum as a topless hunky merman, then hell yes I’m all over it. It’s another role reversal movie, but girls come on … Channing Tatum!

Disney is in discussions with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment about rebooting Splash. Which once again is an 80’s movie classic. Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell are to star in the remake. Which was written by Maria Lewis-Ryan. Considering a woman wrote this I can see why they sided with the role reversal. Atleast now.

The original film follows a young man (played by Tom Hanks) who reunites with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah) who saved him from drowning when he was a young  boy. He falls head over heels in love with her without knowing who or what she was. In this version, Tatum will actually play the mermaid, or should I say merman, who saves Bell as a young girl only to reunite with her years later.

This classic 1984 romantic comedy marked the first major hit for Grazer and Howard, and essentially led to the launch of their Imagine Entertainment. Grazer and Howard will return to produce this remake along with Free Association’s Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kieran. Imagine’s Anna Culp will be the executive producer.

I honestly think this movie could work really well as a role reversal, and not just because of Tatum’s hot body. Who says only girls can have a fishy tail and swim around in the sea, right? Personally I think this one could easily be a big box office smash. Especially where teenage girls are concerned.

I will have to keep my eyes peeled on this one and will be sure to report any updates about the production.


Hey everyone, I'm sophie ans so far I am the only girl writer here at Gravis Ludus. I'm all about the movie/TV scoop. If there is a story to be told I will tell it. I'm a stay at home mum who loves all things Crafty hence the name Craftymumthingz. Hope you enjoy reading my articles, as much as I do writing them

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